Jimmy Kurtnu Pike (c.1940-2000), Walmajarri people

Born in remote sandhill country, Pike (c.1940-2002) spent his nomadic childhood moving with family between waterholes that defined country and its ancient culture hat inspire his work. Part of the great exodus of desert people in the ‘40s and ‘50s, he moved into the Kimberley to work on cattle stations. He discovered his talent for art in 1981, painting at an isolated desert camp. He is represented in the collections of all major Australian public galleries.
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Kurntika Jimmy Pike, Kalykalywurtu, 1988, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 76.0 x 55.7 cm, National Gallery of Victoria. Here Pike depicts the site of Kalkalwurtu associated with the Seven Sisters Dreaming.

Kurntika Jimmy Pike, Kalykalywurtu, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, x cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. The artist depicts the site of Kalkalwurtu associated with the Seven Sisters Dreaming.

Kurntika Jimmy Pike, Kalykalywurtu, 1988, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 76.0 x 55.7 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. The artist depicts the site of Kalkalwurtu associated with the Seven Sisters Dreaming.

Kurntika Jimmy Pike, Kalykalywurtu, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, x cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. The artist depicts the site of Kalkalwurtu associated with the Seven Sisters Dreaming.

Jimmy Pike (1939 - 2002), Japinka, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 167.5 x 131.0 cm. Deutscher & Hackett Important Aboriginal Art auction, March, 2014:  10- 15K. 'Japingka is the main Jila (living water) for my country. That's my father's country and my grandfather's country. Kalpurtu live in the waterhole when they smell strangers coming, they stand. Then an old man must sing out: "Japingka wawla! We're coming! We want to get water."

Jimmy Pike (1939 - 2002), Japinka, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 167.5 x 131.0 cm. Deutscher & Hackett Important Aboriginal Art auction, March, 2014: 10- 15K. 'Japingka is the main Jila (living water) for my country. That's my father's country and my grandfather's country. Kalpurtu live in the waterhole when they smell strangers coming, they stand. Then an old man must sing out: "Japingka wawla! We're coming! We want to get water."

Jimmy Pike, Japingka - Dreamtime Story I,  screenprint, edition of 85, image size 34 x 43 cm. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Prints. "When people came to the waterhole, the snake comes to see what people come. When people first come to this place, they take mud and rub it all over their bodies. After that they become friendly with the water snake. The snake at Japingka knows everything that goes on there."

Jimmy Pike, Japingka - Dreamtime Story I, screenprint, edition of 85, image size 34 x 43 cm. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Prints. "When people came to the waterhole, the snake comes to see what people come. When people first come to this place, they take mud and rub it all over their bodies. After that they become friendly with the water snake. The snake at Japingka knows everything that goes on there."

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Jimmy Kurtnu Pike, Kurntumaru and Parnaparnti (Love Story), 1998, Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 104 x 110 cm.

Jimmy Kurtnu Pike, Kurntumaru and Parnaparnti (Love Story), Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 104 x 110 cm.

Jimmy Pike, Jilji Sandhills (green), silk scarf, 110 x 110 cm. Japingka Gallery, Perth.

Jimmy Pike, Jilji Sandhills (green), silk scarf, 110 x 110 cm.

Jimmy Pike (1940 - 2002), Kunyarr: Magic spirit dog, 1985, screenprint on paper, 20.1 x 33.7 cm. (plate) Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

Jimmy Pike - Kunyarr: Magic spirit dog, screenprint on paper, x cm. (plate) Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

Jimmy Pike, Larripuka II, screenprint, image size 25.5 x 36.5 cm. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Prints. "People been walk past Dreamtime. Some disappeared right there. This is a pattern of sandhills. People use that for carving, right up to today. This is law passed from grandfather to father to son."

Jimmy Pike, Larripuka II, screenprint, image size 25.5 x 36.5 cm. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Prints. "People been walk past Dreamtime. Some disappeared right there. This is a pattern of sandhills. People use that for carving, right up to today. This is law passed from grandfather to father to son."

Jimmy Pike, Billabong, limited edition lithograph, 46 x 37 cm. Japingka Gallery, Perth.

Jimmy Pike, Billabong, limited edition lithograph, 46 x 37 cm.

Jimmy Kurtnu (Kurnti) Pike

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